AETAS INFANTIAE PROXIMA

aetas infantiae proxima (ee-tas in-fan-shee-ee prok-s[schwa]-m[schwa]), n. [Latin] Roman law. The first part of the period of childhood between infancy (up to 7 years) and puberty (12 to 14 years); esp., for males, the period between 7 and 10 1/2 years of age. Cf. AETAS PUBERTATI PROXIMA; PUERITIA.